Peabody Room

Peabody Room

At Georgetown Library

Part of the People's Archive at DC Public Library, the Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history. The People’s Archive, including Washingtoniana, Black Studies, and the Peabody Room, is only offering virtual reference services at this time. See more information here, or send your questions by e-mail.

Contact Us
Georgetown Library
3260 R St. NW 
Washington, DC 20007 
202-727-0233

Peoples.Archive@dc.gov

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About
Part of the People's Archive at DC Public Library, the Peabody Room is a special collection of Georgetown neighborhood history. It includes subject vertical files, photographs, maps, neighborhood microfilmed newspapers, paintings, engravings and artifacts. It also features a house history file for many homes in Georgetown. Finding aids for archival collections can be found here

Following a devastating 2007 fire that damaged Georgetown Library, a newly constructed, climate-controlled third floor (opened October 2010) now houses the Peabody Room. 

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